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Thursday, June 7, 2001

Follow the season's tides and currents
There are tides that flow through all types of seas, and there are currents that mix and swirl events and elements through all types of media. The seasons of the year have their own tides and currents, carrying us through experiences as well as washing those experiences against us.

Weddings

Around Town

Around Town

Pet of the week

Young authors, illustrators compete
Young authors and illustrators ages 5 through 9 recently participated in the Seventh Annual Young Writers and Illustrators contest. Sponsored by local public television station KTOO-TV in cooperation with nationally acclaimed PBS children's series "Reading Rainbow," the contest encourages children from kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate their own stories.

Around Town

Weddings

Young authors, illustrators compete
Young authors and illustrators ages 5 through 9 recently participated in the Seventh Annual Young Writers and Illustrators contest. Sponsored by local public television station KTOO-TV in cooperation with nationally acclaimed PBS children's series "Reading Rainbow," the contest encourages children from kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate their own stories.

Thank you

Thank you

Pet of the week

Around Town

Obituary

Briefly

Follow the season's tides and currents
There are tides that flow through all types of seas, and there are currents that mix and swirl events and elements through all types of media. The seasons of the year have their own tides and currents, carrying us through experiences as well as washing those experiences against us.

Briefly

Obituary

Calendar

Briefly

Dillingham featured at 'Between the Lines' reading
At his upcoming reading, Brett Dillingham will take listeners to villages and cities - through poetry.

Calendar

Briefly

Summer concerts start Friday
On Friday night, Juneau residents will gather in Marine Park, just as they've done for the past 15 years.

Summer concerts start Friday
On Friday night, Juneau residents will gather in Marine Park, just as they've done for the past 15 years.

Dillingham featured at 'Between the Lines' reading
At his upcoming reading, Brett Dillingham will take listeners to villages and cities - through poetry.

A show where fishy art is big hit
In Jane Terzis' "self-portrait with fish," she's surrounded by whales, fish and an octopus. It's not her usual sort of drawing. But it fits in perfectly with the theme of "2001: A Fish Odyssey," the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer show.

A show where fishy art is big hit
In Jane Terzis' "self-portrait with fish," she's surrounded by whales, fish and an octopus. It's not her usual sort of drawing. But it fits in perfectly with the theme of "2001: A Fish Odyssey," the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer show.

Swimming with style
When she was 6, Sarah Felix saw a video of synchronized swimmers and thought it looked like fun. Five years later, she hasn't changed her mind.

Swimming with style
When she was 6, Sarah Felix saw a video of synchronized swimmers and thought it looked like fun. Five years later, she hasn't changed her mind.

JYS in talks to fix problems
Juneau Youth Services is in discussions with the state and the city about preserving programs amid projected financial shortfalls.

UA sells land to conservation group
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska has received a $1.5 million check from conservation interests for 835 acres of wilderness land in Southeast Alaska.

Briefly

Wasilla man charged with arson, criminal mischief
WASILLA - A Wasilla man was charged with arson Wednesday after shouting about plans to kill cats, throwing rocks at homes, tipping over garbage cans and then setting a home on fire.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Wuerch rethinks gay exhibit policy
ANCHORAGE - A day after he decided to remove a gay pride exhibit at the city library, Anchorage Mayor George Wuerch said he was rethinking his directive and will personally inspect the display materials before making a final call.

UA sells land to conservation group
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska has received a $1.5 million check from conservation interests for 835 acres of wilderness land in Southeast Alaska.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

JYS in talks to fix problems
Juneau Youth Services is in discussions with the state and the city about preserving programs amid projected financial shortfalls.

Briefly

U.S., Russian search coordinators meet
U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators and marine safety officials are meeting with their Russian counterparts in Alaska this week.

UA may offer new degree for teachers
The University of Alaska regents are expected to approve a new elementary education undergraduate degree that emphasizes academic subjects and experience in public school classrooms.

Tracy Arm tour boat engine fails
The Sheltered Seas day cruiser returned to Juneau today after engine problems forced the captain to anchor in Tracy Arm on Wednesday and transfer 39 passengers to another charter vessel.

Legislature 2001: Session on ships begins
Legislators came back for a special session on cruise ships this morning with hopes of passing an environmental protection bill by late Friday or Saturday.

U.S., Russian search coordinators meet
U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators and marine safety officials are meeting with their Russian counterparts in Alaska this week.

Salmon Creek Dam alarm to be upgraded
Horns that failed last year's test of the Salmon Creek Dam flood-warning siren system functioned correctly on Tuesday, but still did not provide an adequate level of warning across Egan Highway, said David Stone, vice president of consumer affairs for Alaska Electric Light & Power.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Interior's first intertribal powwow could draw 6,000
FAIRBANKS Don "Standing Bear" Forest knew he would have to get permission from the Athabaskan community to hold an intertribal powwow on their turf.

Collapse of Alaska Highway strands motorists
WHITEHORSE, Yukon - The Alaska Highway is closed about 30 miles south of Watson Lake in Canada due to a culvert collapse that left a 100-foot gap in the roadway. Highway officials hope to have a temporary span in place in a couple of days.

Renovating downtown landmark considered
Housing First, Juneau Housing Trust and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council are exploring the possibility of buying and renovating the 20th Century Theater and apartment building on Front Street.

Ships opt out of voluntary sampling
More than half of the cruise ships traveling in Southeast this summer are opting out of a voluntary and soon-to-be mandatory wastewater sampling program and are dumping sink water and treated sewage outside of Alaska waters, federal officials said.

Longtime JDHS official to retire at end of month
Longtime administrator Sasha Soboleff is retiring from the Juneau School District effective June 29.

Alaska reports slow growth for much of '90s
ANCHORAGE - Alaska ranked a dismal 49th in a new set of federal numbers showing growth in gross state product during an eight-year period of the last decade.

Tracy Arm tour boat engine fails
The Sheltered Seas day cruiser returned to Juneau today after engine problems forced the captain to anchor in Tracy Arm on Wednesday and transfer 39 passengers to another charter vessel.

District may redraw school boundaries
The Juneau School District will look at whether it should redraw the enrollment boundaries for its elementary schools for fall 2003.

Wasilla man charged with arson, criminal mischief
WASILLA - A Wasilla man was charged with arson Wednesday after shouting about plans to kill cats, throwing rocks at homes, tipping over garbage cans and then setting a home on fire.

Briefly

Wuerch rethinks gay exhibit policy
ANCHORAGE - A day after he decided to remove a gay pride exhibit at the city library, Anchorage Mayor George Wuerch said he was rethinking his directive and will personally inspect the display materials before making a final call.

Collapse of Alaska Highway strands motorists
WHITEHORSE, Yukon - The Alaska Highway is closed about 30 miles south of Watson Lake in Canada due to a culvert collapse that left a 100-foot gap in the roadway. Highway officials hope to have a temporary span in place in a couple of days.

Salmon Creek Dam alarm to be upgraded
Horns that failed last year's test of the Salmon Creek Dam flood-warning siren system functioned correctly on Tuesday, but still did not provide an adequate level of warning across Egan Highway, said David Stone, vice president of consumer affairs for Alaska Electric Light & Power.

Getting around easier near the mall
Work on about a mile of Glacier Highway near the Nugget Mall is expected to improve access for pedestrians and improve a nearby creek.

Longtime JDHS official to retire at end of month
Longtime administrator Sasha Soboleff is retiring from the Juneau School District effective June 29.

Alaska reports slow growth for much of '90s
ANCHORAGE - Alaska ranked a dismal 49th in a new set of federal numbers showing growth in gross state product during an eight-year period of the last decade.

Renovating downtown landmark considered
Housing First, Juneau Housing Trust and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council are exploring the possibility of buying and renovating the 20th Century Theater and apartment building on Front Street.

Ships opt out of voluntary sampling
More than half of the cruise ships traveling in Southeast this summer are opting out of a voluntary and soon-to-be mandatory wastewater sampling program and are dumping sink water and treated sewage outside of Alaska waters, federal officials said.

Interior's first intertribal powwow could draw 6,000
FAIRBANKS Don "Standing Bear" Forest knew he would have to get permission from the Athabaskan community to hold an intertribal powwow on their turf.

Bold wolves close Denali campgrounds
ANCHORAGE - The National Park Service has temporarily closed one campground inside Denali National Park and Preserve and banned tent camping in a second after reports that wolves were stealing shoes or pots and pans.

Legislature 2001: Session on ships begins
Legislators came back for a special session on cruise ships this morning with hopes of passing an environmental protection bill by late Friday or Saturday.

District may redraw school boundaries
The Juneau School District will look at whether it should redraw the enrollment boundaries for its elementary schools for fall 2003.

UA may offer new degree for teachers
The University of Alaska regents are expected to approve a new elementary education undergraduate degree that emphasizes academic subjects and experience in public school classrooms.

Getting around easier near the mall
Work on about a mile of Glacier Highway near the Nugget Mall is expected to improve access for pedestrians and improve a nearby creek.

Briefly

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Bold wolves close Denali campgrounds
ANCHORAGE - The National Park Service has temporarily closed one campground inside Denali National Park and Preserve and banned tent camping in a second after reports that wolves were stealing shoes or pots and pans.

Redirect the bed tax
The My Turn column by Mayor Kathie Wasserman of Pelican in the June 6 Empire prompts me to provide an additional perspective as a Juneau bed and breakfast host.

Arafat leads, misery follows
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: For eight months, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has incited violence and encouraged the uprising by Palestinians against Israel. He believes he can get concessions through violent resistance that he wasn't able to negotiate peacefully with Israel. There is a cold, calculating logic to his game plan.

Some visit Juneau year-round
I have watched the on-going debate concerning the pros and cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive imp

Step toward limiting executions
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to overturn the death sentence of John Paul Penry provides hope that there's greater wisdom on the court these days than back in 1989, when it refused to ban executions of mentally retarded inmates.

Private prisons succeed only by failing society
I am depressed by the implications of House Bill 149. I reject the notion that the goal of having an 800-bed, privately operated, for-profit prison on the Kenai Peninsula, or anywhere else in Alaska, would serve the overall best interests of the state. There are far better options for bringing Alaskan prisoners in Arizona back home.

Not a good start
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) has opened its campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees on a low note. It announced its opposition to John Roberts Jr., a respected appellate lawyer whom Mr. Bush has nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, because as NARAL President Kate Michelman alleges in a statement he is "a threat to women's established constitutional rights" who has "made a career arguing cases that seek to limit, restrict or overturn a woman's fundamental right to choice."

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Redirect the bed tax
The My Turn column by Mayor Kathie Wasserman of Pelican in the June 6 Empire prompts me to provide an additional perspective as a Juneau bed and breakfast host.

Support for regulating cruise ship discharges
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute describes Alaskan seafood as "natural, sustainable, pure." This image is what thousands of small businesses in Alaska's commercial fishing community promise in the intensely competitive world market - a natural, healthy product coming from the pure waters of the North Pacific Ocean.

Not a good start
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) has opened its campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees on a low note. It announced its opposition to John Roberts Jr., a respected appellate lawyer whom Mr. Bush has nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, because as NARAL President Kate Michelman alleges in a statement he is "a threat to women's established constitutional rights" who has "made a career arguing cases that seek to limit, restrict or overturn a woman's fundamental right to choice."

Arafat leads, misery follows
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: For eight months, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has incited violence and encouraged the uprising by Palestinians against Israel. He believes he can get concessions through violent resistance that he wasn't able to negotiate peacefully with Israel. There is a cold, calculating logic to his game plan.

Step toward limiting executions
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to overturn the death sentence of John Paul Penry provides hope that there's greater wisdom on the court these days than back in 1989, when it refused to ban executions of mentally retarded inmates.

Private prisons succeed only by failing society
I am depressed by the implications of House Bill 149. I reject the notion that the goal of having an 800-bed, privately operated, for-profit prison on the Kenai Peninsula, or anywhere else in Alaska, would serve the overall best interests of the state. There are far better options for bringing Alaskan prisoners in Arizona back home.

Some visit Juneau year-round
I have watched the on-going debate concerning the pros and cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive imp

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Support for regulating cruise ship discharges
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute describes Alaskan seafood as "natural, sustainable, pure." This image is what thousands of small businesses in Alaska's commercial fishing community promise in the intensely competitive world market - a natural, healthy product coming from the pure waters of the North Pacific Ocean.

Getting kids to take the bait
Teaching a kid to fish takes the same kind of patience as catching a fish.

Fishing Report

Hooking them young
Aidan Mass caught his first fish at Family Fishing Day three years ago and he was hooked.

Fish tales, bear tales, tall or short tales....
Tell us your true tales of adventure and misadventure outdoors. Empire Outdoors has space for yarns and photos. So get that dock talk in print. E-mail khutchison@juneauempire.com or send to Juneau Empire Outdoors, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.

So many salmon ... You know what to do
Sport fishermen are facing too much of a very good thing - king salmon.

So many salmon ... You know what to do
Sport fishermen are facing too much of a very good thing - king salmon.

Getting kids to take the bait
Teaching a kid to fish takes the same kind of patience as catching a fish.

Icebergs provide safe, but cold, home for seals
Harbor seals range along the west coast, from California into Alaska as far north as Bristol Bay and westward through the Aleutian Islands.

Out and About

Fishing Report

Icebergs provide safe, but cold, home for seals
Harbor seals range along the west coast, from California into Alaska as far north as Bristol Bay and westward through the Aleutian Islands.

Out and About

Hooking them young
Aidan Mass caught his first fish at Family Fishing Day three years ago and he was hooked.

Fish tales, bear tales, tall or short tales....
Tell us your true tales of adventure and misadventure outdoors. Empire Outdoors has space for yarns and photos. So get that dock talk in print. E-mail khutchison@juneauempire.com or send to Juneau Empire Outdoors, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through May 31.

Baseball school founder in Juneau
More than 30 Juneau youths participating in the Doyle Baseball Players School held at Miller Field were treated to a surprise visit from one of the clinic's founders, Robert Dennis 'Denny' Doyle.

Sports in Juneau

Bentz happy being picked by Montreal
Juneau's Chad Bentz was out trolling for king salmon near the North Douglas boat launch Tuesday morning when his brother's cell phone rang.

Dietrick's OSU boat takes ninth at rowing nationals
Juneau's Andy Dietrick was a member of Oregon State University's second varsity eight boat that took ninth place at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's national championships held May 31-June 2 in Camden, N.J.

Dietrick's OSU boat takes ninth at rowing nationals
Juneau's Andy Dietrick was a member of Oregon State University's second varsity eight boat that took ninth place at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's national championships held May 31-June 2 in Camden, N.J.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through May 31.

Baseball school founder in Juneau
More than 30 Juneau youths participating in the Doyle Baseball Players School held at Miller Field were treated to a surprise visit from one of the clinic's founders, Robert Dennis 'Denny' Doyle.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Bentz happy being picked by Montreal
Juneau's Chad Bentz was out trolling for king salmon near the North Douglas boat launch Tuesday morning when his brother's cell phone rang.

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